1. Lord Shiva is the Supreme Being in Shaivism, one of the major traditions within Hinduism.
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6. Lord Shiva is a pan-Hindu deity, revered widely by Hindus in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
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24. In Shaivism pilgrimage tradition, twelve major temples of Lord Shiva are called Jyotirlinga, which means "linga of light", and these are located across India.
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25. Lord Shiva is conceptualized as a kind spiritual teacher, the first of all Gurus in Indonesian Hindu texts, mirroring the Dakshinamurti aspect of Shiva in the Indian subcontinent.
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28. Lord Shiva is mentioned in the Buddhist Tantras and worshipped as the fierce deity Mahakala in Vajrayana, Chinese Esoteric, and Tibetan Buddhism.
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29. In Mahayana Buddhism, Lord Shiva is depicted as Maheshvara, a deva living in Akanishta Devaloka.
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30. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Lord Shiva is depicted as Mahakala, a dharma protecting Bodhisattva.
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31. In most forms of Buddhism, the position of Lord Shiva is lesser than that of Mahabrahma or Sakra Indra.
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33. Statue of Lord Shiva depicted as a Chinese Buddhist deva on Mount Putuo Guanyin Dharma Realm in Zhejiang, China.
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